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Alvaro Uribe awaits ruling on Colombia third term

Feb 26--Colombia's Constitutional Court has begun final deliberations on whether to allow President Alvaro Uribe to seek a third consecutive term in office.

Alvaro Uribe awaits ruling on Colombia third term

The court's nine judges will then vote on the legality of a referendum asking if the constitution should be amended.

Mr Uribe won an amendment in 2005 that let him run for a second term in 2006.

The president has not yet said he hopes to stand in the 30 May election, but analysts expect he would. He has until 12 March to declare his candidacy.

Mr Uribe remains popular after pursuing aggressive military action against leftist Farc rebels, and no strong challengers to him have emerged.
 
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